Get swept up by fantasy and folklore
Jul24

Get swept up by fantasy and folklore

Dealing with Dragons By Patricia Werede (224 pages, junior fiction, 1990) Being a princess is boring. You’re not allowed to learn sword fighting, magic, or anything else fun. What’s the point? Princess Cimorene doesn’t want to be like her six perfect sisters. She’s different. She’s not cut out for this proper life. She’s a rule breaker. That’s what they’re there for, right? Cimorene busts out of her castle prison and runs straight...

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Vampires: A Field Guide to the Creatures that Stalk the Night
Jul24

Vampires: A Field Guide to the Creatures that Stalk the Night

Vampires: A Field Guide to the Creatures that Stalk the Night By Bob Curran (224 pages, nonfiction, 2005) Do you love folklore? Well one of the biggest topics in folklore is vampires. Belief in them spans centuries. And now with this book, you can read about different types of vampire lore in a myriad of countries. From the Devil of Hjalta-Stad to the Baobhan Sith, you’ll get illustrations, information, and history. These tales will...

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This week in Concord history

July 23, 1964: New Hampshire Attorney General William Maynard writes to the secretary of state assuring him that residents serving overseas in the Peace Corps should not be prohibited from voting in New Hampshire by absentee ballot. July 23, 1990: The Washington papers report that President Bush has narrowed to five the names he is considering for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court: Federal appellate Judges David Souter, Edith Jones,...

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Poem: Just a Depot
Jul24

Poem: Just a Depot

Just a depot to some, the loss of history felt for years,   our families departed daily, soldiers left for war amongst tears.   We welcomed people home, some waited for a train that never did arrive,   there was much happiness and fear, sadly, not all soldiers survive.   The train depot was majestic, with brick, copper and more,   but it held something special, memories that became family lore.   Our...

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